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I have glaucoma and I've recently been experiencing seeing little white spots after a hard cough. They last about 5 seconds, is glaucoma the reason?

I have glaucoma and I've recently been experiencing seeing little white spots after a hard cough. They last about 5 seconds, is glaucoma the reason?

Likely not: Glaucoma usually causes painless vision loss over a long period of time & the visual field ceases to exist (like trying to see your hand from the back of your head). You're describing 'flashes' due to irritation or excitement of your retina (the film in the camera of your eyes). Although very common, some people have a risk of retinal detachment. See an ophthalmologist to have a dilated exam. ...Read more

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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


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White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

Pingueculae: If these spots are on the white part of the eye, they may be benign growths called pingueculae. If they are on the eyelid, they may be plugged oil glands. ...Read more

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What dies it mean if I am seeing white spots?

What dies it mean if I am seeing white spots?

Get eyes checked: Get eyes checked to look for retinal issues. Might also be blood pressure dropping. Perhaps a non painful type of ocular migraine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high pressure readings, does this automatically mean What to do if I have glaucoma?

What to do if I have high pressure readings, does this automatically mean What to do if I have glaucoma?

Ocular hypertension: Some people have elevated eye pressures and never develop glaucoma. This is call ocular hypertension. Treating patients with very high pressures has been shown to decrease the risk of developing glaucoma damage. If you have glaucoma--nerve damage with vision loss- you will be treated with drops to lower pressure. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with cyrptic tonsills after seeing white spots on my tonsills now there gone i've been taking clindmaycin for 3 days what doesthatmean?

I got diagnosed with cyrptic tonsills after seeing white spots on my tonsills now there gone i've been taking clindmaycin for 3 days what doesthatmean?

Tonsil stones: Masses of keratin (the internet is wrong about their composition) accumulate in some folks' tonsils. Most of us hack the smelly little "tonsilloliths" up without realizing it, but they can scrape around and invite bacteria into the injuries. If this is a nuisance, an ENT doctor with a laser can resurface them so they stop, or you can learn to remove them yourself (be careful). ...Read more

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Just had a mini stroke and seeing white spots?

Just had a mini stroke and seeing white spots?

Floaters: Nei.Nih.Gov is a good website for information on floaters. Please do check this website. ...Read more

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Is seeing white spots when eyes closed normal?

Afterimage: The retina can retain images of bright light experienced as an afterimage of white spots. This is normal. If you have flashes and floaters this can be due to the vitreous gel pulling on your retina. Gots your eye md. ...Read more

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I am seeing white spots on my gum from dipping, is this bad?

I am seeing white spots on my gum from dipping, is this bad?

White Spots: First off: stop chewing. One of the worse habits that someone can do to themselves. White lesions associated with "dipping" is the first sign of cellular change which means cells are in a dysplastic stage meaning possible beginning stages of cancer. Of all cancers; oral cancer is the most debilitating due to the surgery needed to remove. Jeffrey r. Briney, d.D.S. ...Read more